55+ Easy Vegan Broccoli Recipes (Actually Delicious!)

Indulge in the world of plant-based broccoli delights! If you’re on the hunt for scrumptious and nutritious vegan recipes that just happen to feature broccoli as the star, you’ve landed in the right place. This comprehensive collection boasts over 55 delectable options, spanning a range of dishes from soups and salads to casserole and pasta creations, stir-fries, side dishes, and even snacks and appetizers. Whether you’re already a broccoli enthusiast or looking to convert, this roundup is sure to impress.

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Health Benefits of Broccoli

Rich in vitamins C and K, folate, and antioxidants, broccoli offers a wealth of nutritional benefits that can positively impact overall well-being. Not only is it an excellent source of essential vitamins and minerals, but each serving is also remarkably low in calories and high in fiber, making it an incredibly healthy addition to any meal. Whether you choose to stir-fry, roast, steam, or grill this versatile vegetable, its delectable flavor is sure to please even the most discerning palate.

Soups

Vegan Broccoli Cheddar Soup


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Imagine, if you will, a creamy and indulgent broccoli cheddar soup that just so happens to be dairy-free. The best part? It’s so good, you’ll want to dip crusty whole-grain bread right in and savor every bite.

Creamy Broccoli and Red Lentil Soup


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Incorporating the wholesome goodness of red lentils into creamy broccoli soup is an effortless endeavor, requiring less than a handful of ingredients. The simplicity of this recipe makes it an ideal option for those seeking a nutritious and satisfying meal solution.

Broccoli & Potato Curry


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Indulge in the flavors of India without breaking the bank, thanks to this hearty one-pot vegan curry recipe that combines tender broccoli and creamy potatoes. A perfect pairing with a side of fluffy, simply cooked steamed rice.

Curried Cauliflower and Broccoli Soup


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Indecision is a common conundrum when faced with the choice between cooking cauliflower or broccoli. Why not combine the two and create a delightful pastel green curried soup, instead?

Broccoli Mac & Cheese Soup


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The epitome of comfort cuisine, broccoli mac and cheese soup is a harmonious marriage of two beloved classics: soup and macaroni and cheese. When you think about it, what’s more inviting than a warm, creamy bowl of goodness that hits all the right notes?

Peanut Butter Curry


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In just 35 minutes, you can savor the bold flavors of this delectable curry, featuring a harmonious union of tender broccoli florets and creamy chickpeas enveloped by a richly textured peanut butter sauce.

Salad

Crunchy Broccoli Salad


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Looking for a refreshing summer salad to beat the heat? Look no further than this unique broccoli salad, which combines the earthy taste of greens with the natural sweetness of fruit and the crunch of seeds.

Curried Broccoli Salad


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The vibrant vegan broccoli chickpea salad, captured beautifully in the photo by Ambitious Kitchen, is a nutrient-dense delight that packs a punch. The harmonious blend of crunchy broccoli, creamy chickpeas, and tangy flavors from the tahini and curry dressing makes for a satisfying bowl that’s bursting with protein and fiber.

Thai Broccoli Salad with Ginger Peanut Dressing


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In this vibrant and nutrient-dense Thai-inspired chopped salad, the emphasis is on a harmonious balance of colors and an abundance of antioxidants. The dish is elevated by a creamy and aromatic peanut ginger dressing, which adds depth and complexity to each bite.

Roasted Broccoli Orzo Salad


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A refrigerator-stored pasta salad that reaches new heights when given time to meld together its flavors and textures. This make-ahead dish, inspired by Munch Meals, pairs the slightly slippery texture of orzo with the earthy sweetness of roasted broccoli, all bound together in a refreshing vinaigrette.

Green Goddess Pasta Salad


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Get ready to dethrone classic cole slaw and potato salad as the star of your next backyard bash, because this stunning green goddess pasta salad is about to steal the show. The combination of tender noodles, crunchy vegetables, and tangy dressing will have everyone begging for seconds.

Raw Broccoli Salad


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To create a refreshing raw salad, simply combine the following ingredients: a handful of crisp broccoli florets, thinly sliced red onion, pungent Kalamata olives, crunchy toasted almonds, and a drizzle of light vinaigrette. With these few simple components, you’ll be on your way to a deliciously healthy and visually appealing salad.

Casseroles & Risotto

Baked Broccoli Mac and Cheese


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Indulge in a comforting classic with a nutritious twist – this macaroni and cheese dish boasts the creamy goodness of homemade vegan cheese, the earthy sweetness of steamed broccoli, and the satisfying crunch of chickpeas. This plant-based take on a beloved favorite offers not only a dairy-free alternative but also a significant boost of protein to keep you going.

Broccoli and Mushroom Casserole


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Looking for a nutritious twist on a traditional green bean casserole this holiday season? Consider substituting the usual ingredients with broccoli, mushrooms, and a rich cashew cream, all topped off with crispy fried onions for a deliciously healthy take on a classic.

Potato and Broccoli Casserole


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Envision a hearty, comforting dish featuring alternating layers of delicate potato slices and tender broccoli florets, all bathed in a rich and creamy bechamel sauce that’s sure to tantalize your taste buds.

Broccoli Rice Casserole


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The allure of a dish featuring rice is undeniable, as far as I’m concerned. The prospect of a straightforward yet satisfying combination like a creamy brown rice and steamed broccoli casserole is more than enough to make it a hit with family and friends alike.

Cheesy Broccoli Quinoa White Bean Bake


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For parents seeking to encourage their children to develop healthy eating habits, introducing kid-friendly meals that combine nutritious ingredients can be a game-changer. One such option is a quinoa bake featuring broccoli and white beans – a dish that not only satisfies taste buds but also provides a boost of protein and essential vitamins.

Creamy Vegan Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole


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While the combination of veggies, rice, and savory flavors may evoke memories of Chinese-inspired stir-fries, this trio is equally at home in a single-serving baked rice casserole alongside plant-based ‘chicken’ and steamed broccoli.

Broccoli Cheddar Biscuit Pot Pies


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Imagine cozying up to a warm, comforting dish that’s both familiar and innovative – a true Southern vegan comfort food classic. The thought of sinking your teeth into a homemade pot pie topped with a buttery, flaky biscuit crust is sure to evoke feelings of warmth and contentment.

Broccoli and Cauliflower Rice Hemp Casserole


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The trend towards cauliflower rice shows no signs of slowing down, and for good reason – it’s a game-changing grain-free option. But did you know that this versatile veggie can be used to create more than just a simple rice substitute? Case in point: a hearty casserole packed with nutritious broccoli and hemp hearts, making for a satisfying and healthy side dish.

Broccoli Cheddar Risotto


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Rethink your apprehensions about cooking risotto and embark on a culinary adventure with the comfort of knowing that a show-stopping broccoli risotto is within your grasp. With a little persistence and some basic ingredients, you can create a rich and indulgent dish that will impress even the most discerning palates.

Pasta & Noodles

Lemon Basil Broccoli Pasta


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Indulge in the vibrant flavors of spring with our dairy-free pasta prima vera, featuring a nutrient-rich broccoli filling and a creamy cashew sauce that’s sure to delight. This innovative recipe redefines the classic Italian dish, substituting traditional dairy products for a plant-based alternative that’s both healthier and just as satisfying.

Peanut Ginger Noodles with Broccoli


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Beyond the realm of mere mortal noodle dishes, this recipe for ginger and sesame noodles with broccoli has a hold on me that’s nothing short of addictive. The perfect balance of herbal flavors and a subtle kick of spice makes it impossible to stop at just one bite.

Broccoli Pesto Pasta


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I’m thrilled about this concept! While I’ve crafted numerous pesto recipes in the past, this broccoli-infused variation caught my attention. The idea of incorporating it into a vegan ricotta-based pasta sauce is nothing short of genius.

Vegan Beef and Broccoli Teriyaki Noodles


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Japchae, a popular Korean dish, has won over many hearts with its harmonious blend of glass noodles, an assortment of vegetables, a protein source, and a savory soy-based sauce. It’s no wonder why this recipe has become a staple for quick and easy weeknight dinners.

Cheesy Broccoli Pasta


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Pasta is often a crowd-pleaser, even for young eaters. When it comes to introducing nutritious ingredients, a little creativity can go a long way. Simply adding steamed broccoli florets and a sprinkle of nutty nutritional yeast into corkscrew pasta can make all the difference. The result is a dish that’s both familiar and flavorful, with a surprise boost of vitamins and minerals. It’s no wonder kids will enthusiastically devour this veggie-packed treat.

Creamy Broccoli and Shells


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The humble dainty shell is often overlooked, but its petite size belies a remarkable ability to scoop up rich and flavorful sauces. This one-pot wonder takes it to the next level by pairing perfectly cooked shells with a garlicky cream sauce, tender broccoli florets, and a satisfying crunch from crispy shallots.

Alfredo with Broccoli


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While the concept of using cauliflower to make a creamy alfredo sauce for pasta may seem unconventional, it’s actually a clever idea that pays off due to the vegetable’s unique texture. When pureed, cauliflower has a remarkably smooth consistency that closely resembles heavy cream, making it an ideal substitute in this dish.

Creamy Mushroom and Broccoli Gnocchi


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In the midst of a hectic day, there’s nothing quite like knowing that a delicious meal can be ready in under an hour. Take frozen vegan gnocchi, for instance – when paired with steamed broccoli and a rich, creamy sauce, it becomes a match made in heaven. And the best part? This satisfying dinner can be prepared in just 45 minutes, leaving you more time to unwind and enjoy the evening.

Broccoli and Pepper Ramen Noodles


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Indulge in a creamy, dairy-free noodle dish reminiscent of college days, minus the reliance on instant ramen packs. The recipe’s simplicity and affordability will transport you back to those late-night study sessions, minus the ramen guilt.

Broccoli and Hummus Pasta


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Imagine a creamy, savory pasta dish that’s not only packed with nutrients but also free from dairy products. A delicious combination of hummus, pasta, and steamed broccoli creates a rich and satisfying sauce that’s bursting with plant-based protein.

Stir Fry

Vegan Chinese Beef and Broccoli


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For many years, I had a deep affection for the classic Chinese combination of beef and broccoli as my go-to take-out order. The thought of recreating this dish without the meat was daunting, but I soon discovered that tofu or tempeh can be excellent substitutes, allowing me to indulge in the flavors I loved while adopting a plant-based lifestyle.

Garlic Broccoli Chickpea Stir Fry


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Within the span of just 25 minutes, it’s possible to whip up a nutritious and affordable broccoli stir-fry that packs a punch in terms of both protein and flavor. A bowl of this goodness can easily serve a crowd while keeping costs in check, making it an excellent option for those looking to stretch their culinary dollar.

Sticky Mongolian Tofu and Broccoli


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Indulge in the flavors of Asia with this mouthwatering tofu and broccoli stir-fry. Grab your trusty wok and let’s get cooking! This dish is a masterclass in balancing salty, savory, sweet, and sticky notes that will leave you craving more.

Peanut Tofu Stir Fry


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The star of this delectable broccolini and tofu stir-fry is a rich and creamy peanut butter-based sauce, which perfectly complements the tender vegetables and protein-rich tofu. For an added layer of texture and flavor, serve the dish over rice noodles or bean threads.

Side Dishes

Roasted Sweet Chili Broccoli

Transforming dinner into a hassle-free experience, consider roasting broccoli with a spicy twist using chili sauce on a lined sheet pan. The best part? Cleanup is a breeze, leaving you more time to savor the meal alongside a side of comforting sticky rice.

Broccoli Slaw


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Indulge in the delightful combination of textures and flavors that broccoli slaw has to offer. With its satisfying crunch, vibrant colors, and impressive nutritional profile, it’s a must-have addition to any gathering – be it a casual cookout or an intimate dinner party.

Garlic Parm Broccoli Bites


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The perfect blend of flavors and textures comes together in the creation of broccoli parm bites, a mouthwatering vegan appetizer that’s sure to impress. The combination of steamed broccoli, roasted garlic, nutty nutritional yeast, and crunchy breadcrumbs creates a delightful harmony that’s both satisfying and indulgent.

Broccoli Fritters


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Veggie fritters have won my heart – and it’s no surprise why! The versatile snack can effortlessly transform even the humblest of ingredients, like a lingering broccoli crown, into a delectable treat. There isn’t a veggie fritter I’ve encountered that hasn’t left me craving more.

Nori Salted Crispy Broccoli


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Indulge in the crispy, golden delight of tempura with its signature shattering batter. Experience this same sensory pleasure with an unexpected twist: battered and fried broccoli florets seasoned with the savory umami of nori salt. The contrast between the tender vegetable and the crunchy exterior is a match made in heaven.

Crispy Cheesy Roasted Broccoli


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Transform broccoli into a crunchy, flavorful snack by roasting it with the nutty goodness of nutritional yeast until it develops a satisfying char. This innovative alternative to traditional potato chips offers a delicious and nutritious way to curb your cravings.

Broccoli Tater Tots


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Indulge your cravings without compromising on nutrition by trading frozen tater tots for these scrumptious homemade broccoli tots. To elevate their flavor, consider serving them with a side of tangy ketchup.

Broccoli and Quinoa Breakfast Patties


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With a dash of creativity, the traditional breakfast staple can take on a plant-based twist. Imagine trading in sausage patties for wholesome vegan quinoa and vegetable breakfast patties – a game-changer paired perfectly with a fluffy tofu scramble.

Easy Broccoli Rice


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Vibrancy on the plate is long overdue, don’t you agree? The humble white rice is due for an upgrade. While cauliflower rice has been a popular twist in recent times, I’m excited to introduce you to a game-changing alternative: broccoli rice. This visually stunning side dish is about to elevate your meals and make a statement.

Cheesy Broccoli Twice Baked Potatoes


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The star of this delectable vegan dish is, without a doubt, the twice-baked potato. However, it’s not just any ordinary potato – it’s loaded with an abundance of broccoli, making it a truly satisfying and filling entrée.

Roasted Garlic Lemon Broccoli


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Are you tired of the same old steamed broccoli routine? We’re here to revolutionize your weeknight side dishes with a game-changing recipe: roasted garlic lemon broccoli! This flavorful and healthy twist on a classic will make you forget all about limp florets, and have you coming back for more.

Snacks & Appetizers

Bang Bang Broccoli


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While the Bang bang dish is renowned for its creamy, spicy sriracha-infused mayonnaise sauce, this vegan version takes a creative approach by substituting traditional deep-frying with a healthier baking method to prepare the broccoli nuggets.

Creamy Hot Broccoli Dip


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Say goodbye to bland onion dips and hello to the ultimate party pleaser – creamy hot broccoli dip! Serve it up with crispy, buttery toasted baguette slices for a match made in heaven.

Sun-dried Tomato and Broccoli Crostini


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Indulge in the creamy delight of sun-dried tomato hummus, perfect for spreading on crusty bread. Take it to the next level by pairing it with a hearty serving of roasted broccoli for a satisfying and nutritious lunch.

Veggie Pinwheels with Broccoli and Carrots


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The allure of veggie pinwheels lies not only in their visually appealing nature, but also in their convenience and portability. These compact, bite-sized snacks are perfect for packing in a bag and bringing along on outdoor adventures such as trips to the beach or picnics.

Roasted Broccoli Pesto Pizza


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Get ready to elevate your pizza night game with a delicious pesto and broccoli pie that’s vegan-friendly! Simply substitute traditional cheese with non-dairy feta, and you’re all set for a flavorful and satisfying meal.

Broccoli Quiche Cups


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These bite-sized broccoli quiche cups make for an irresistible treat at any gathering, whether it’s a sophisticated cocktail party or a heartfelt Mother’s Day celebration. The visually appealing tarts boast a delightful mix of textures and flavors, making them sure to impress your guests.

Garlic Broccoli Crostinis


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While it may seem unconventional, broccoli crostini is a surprisingly delightful combination. The key to this recipe’s triumph lies in the harmonious union of fragrant herbs, pungent garlic, and tangy capers, which provide a rich and flavorful backdrop for the star of the show – the tender broccoli.

Crunchy Baked Broccoli with Spicy Soy Sauce


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The tantalizing aroma of crispy baked broccoli florets wafts through the air, beckoning your taste buds to take a bite. Meanwhile, the spicy kick from the soy dipping sauce provides an irresistible contrast that will leave you reaching for more.

Easy Broccoli Smoothie


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While initial doubts about adding broccoli to a smoothie lingered, the combination of banana, orange, and pineapple proved too enticing to resist. The sweet and tangy flavors balanced out the earthiness of the green vegetable, making for a surprisingly refreshing and nutritious blend.

Vegan Broccoli Recipes FAQ

To achieve crispy broccoli, you can explore various preparation methods that yield deliciously crunchy results. For a low-oil approach, consider roasting, pan-frying, or grilling your broccoli with a flavorful marinade and seasonings. Alternatively, you can bread and fry it in a dish like tempura or bang bang broccoli for an extra crispy twist.

When steaming broccoli, the key to preserving its vibrant green color and light crunch is to cook it just right. To achieve this, fill your steamer pot with about 1 inch of water and steam the broccoli for 7 to 10 minutes until it reaches a bright green color and remains tender.

You can also halt the cooking process by running the broccoli under cold water, blanching it to perfection.As for the healthiest way to cook broccoli, experts agree that steaming is the way to go. This method allows you to retain the nutrients while avoiding excess salt, fat, or sugar. Other healthy options include baking, sautéing, or simply enjoying it raw.

Ultimately, the healthiest cooking method is one that preserves the natural goodness of this nutritious vegetable.

Summary

Indulge in the delicious world of vegan broccoli recipes, where health and flavor harmonize beautifully! This extensive collection of over 55 scrumptious soup, casserole, salad, pasta, and more dishes is sure to convert even the most skeptical into a broccoli enthusiast.

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